I create Hip hop music projects via my authentic life experiences. Philosophy is added to holistically represent the experiences wholesomely. I create a website for each project, I write an informative essay, and also incorporate knowledge from secondary sources such as passages and quotations. I license the music used, I write the lyrics, I record the lyrics, I compose the essays, I configure each website, and I incorporate all additional knowledge found therein.

Debut Project: Epitome Perennial (2013)
Philosophy incorporated: Perennialism
Essay: The Stature of Universality
Website with original music, essay, knowledge: www.EpitomePerennial.com

Second Project: HollowDreamz (2014)
Philosophy incorporated: Ubuntu
Essay: The Spring of Individuality
Website with original music, essay, knowledge: www.HollowDreamz.com

Third Project: Energy & Rhythm (2019)
Philosophy incorporated: Taoism
Essay: The Encompassment of All
Website with original music, essay, knowledge: www.EnergyAndRhythm.com


Linearities and cyclical parallels between EpitomePerennial and HollowDreamz and Energy & Rhythm




An empowering video I created in 2014 ---- hip hop music to inspiring words. That's what hip hop represents to me at it's utmost state. The original video was taken by Ageel Shatry. I placed the beats and added the KRS-One clip at the end. Enjoy

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Music Reviews for Epitome Perennial and HollowDreamz

The word to describe Salloum’s style would be refreshing. Check out Salloum’s music if you want to hear great, conscious music that is leading hip-hop in the right direction!   ― Leecarso, Renman Music & Business

With a thought inspired intro, you immediately get the impression that you will be listening to a dope EP - Epitome Perennial. “True Story” featuring John Lennon instantly received the mark of approval. “Call Of Duty” is another track that hits hard. All throughout, this 8-track project is a recommended to all rap heads around the world.   ― IndieRapBlog.com

Salloum's Epitome Perennial is an 8-track project with heavy message. Known for his lyricism, Salloum presents a political and humanitarian message in his latest release. We hear familiar quotes from John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and John F Kennedy. The track that stands out most is "Ooh La La Lah" with a hook derived from The Fugees' release with the same name. If you are looking for a solid 8-track release with heavy message, Salloum's "Epitome Perennial" is highly recommended.   ― PwrMoves.hiphop

HollowDreamz is a concept album that sets out Salloum's belief in challenging social constructs and the importance of the individual. From this you can already tell that Salloum is a more intellectual and deep thinking artist than most rappers. His rapping style is fast and flowing with a great capacity for rhyme and wordplay.  ― TheFaulknerReview.wordpress.com

This is the real deal. Charlottesville's own Salloum has a lyrical depth all his own that few mainstreamers can touch. Salloum is for lovers of Hip-Hop who expect and require a positive voice, someone who represents the consciousness of the people. Besides shattering the limits and expanding the possibilities of current hip-hop trends as a conscious and cultural force, “HollowDreamz” shines for its blend of diverse samples, infectious beats, and intelligent lyrics. Moreover it’s Salloum’s fiercely intelligent vision and his compelling delivery that makes the album totally worthwhile.   ― JamSphere.com